With nuclear power being talked about more these days as an alternative energy source over concerns for CO2 emissions, let’s familiarize ourselves a bit better with it.
A nuclear power plant is a power station which uses the heat from a nuclear reactor to generate steam which is harnessed through the use of a steam turbine to produce electricity. The first operational nuclear power station was erected in Tennessee in 1948 and was modestly used to power a light bulb. By the mid-1950s the model was being set up to operate an entire power grid, first tested in Obninsk, Russia in 1954. By the end of the 1950s nuclear power plants were appearing around the globe, such as that in Shippingport, England and Cedar Hall, United States.
When it comes to standard office furniture, the overall quality will depend on the brand and reputation. However, there are many brands of this type of furniture that tend to fall apart rather quickly even under nominal use. Plus, while the overall function of offices has changed dramatically over the course of the past two to three decades, the basic design of most office furniture has remained the same.
Major changes to the data center furniture industry could be on their way. Intel, which already has a strong hold on the data center sector, is potentially looking to make some bold moves. They have held a strong base in the server market, with an estimated 95% penetration rate. But the company wants to dig in even more deeply as cloud services continue their upward climb. This could have implications for data center furniture as well.